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post #1 of 6 Old 08-04-2020, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Powermatic Bandsaw Guides

I have a 14 in pm bandsaw. One of my lower guide rollers broke off when the blade broke. I cut lots of curves. Just wondering which guides would you replace it with. I guess I’ll replace them all. Also, which blade is best for cutting curves. I’m pretty new to using a bandsaw. I appreciate all the help.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-04-2020, 04:41 PM
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Carter is the best known name in bandsaw blade guides ...

https://www.carterproducts.com/band-...and-saw-guides


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Thanks for the info. I’ve looked at those. I have also looked at ceramic blocks. Just didn’t know which were best
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i have the carter bearing guides on my delta 14" and love them, and typically have wider blades on it. however, becuase of the bearing design, i am not sure they will support narrow blades well, that is like 1/4" and under, because there is not much blade left to support behind the teeth gullets. blocks may be better for support on them.

maybe other carter users will speak up on narrow blade use...


oops i see bills video (i seldom watch them) has a blade stabilizer, nice job bill! i like that one!

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Which powermatic do you have?
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The model on mine is PWBS-14. I have been using 3/8 blade, but might have not been the best choice. My uncle passed away and I was blessed to be given his bandsaw and several blades. I haven’t used one much before getting this one. I’ve made several things using it, but could still be using wrong blade to cut curves. Thanks for the help.
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